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THE 2020 INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST HONOR ROLL – REGIONAL FINALS

by | Nov 19, 2020 | Football Blogs, Headlines | 0 comments

BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

ON THE LOOSE (Top running back performances)

Western Boone’s Robby Taylor had 31 carries for 208 yards with two touchdowns in the Stars’ 42-27 win over Heritage Christian.

Bobby Stevens of West Washington ran 29 times for 200 yards with four scores in the Senators’ 36-20 win over North Decatur.

Merrillville’s Lavarion Logan rambled 42 times for 187 yards with three touchdowns in the Pirates’ 27-24 win over Elkhart.

Tory Evans of Evansville Central ran 15 times for 186 yards with three touchdowns in the Bears’ 37-34 loss to Mooresville.

Center Grove’s Carson Steele compiled 22 rushes for 181 yards with three scores in the Trojans’ 38-0 blanking of Warren Central.

Zach White of Carmel ran 18 times for 157 yards with a score in the defending Class 6A state champion Greyhounds’ 27-21 loss to Indianapolis Ben Davis.

Danville’s Matthew McGoven tallied 15 carries for 156 yards in the Warriors’ 35-16 win over Sullivan.

Indianapolis Roncalli’s Baron Huebler recorded 38 carries for 155 yards with a touchdown in the Rebels’ 35-14 win over Mount Vernon (Fortville).

Khalid Stamps of Marion rambled 19 times for 138 yards in the Giants’ 28-20 win over East Noble.

Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s Tommy Hannon had 21 carries for 131 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans’ 28-18 win over Fort Wayne Concordia.

Mooresville’s Breken Greene registered 21 rushes for 123 yards and three scores for the Pioneers against Evansville Central.

Hobart’s Tyler Turley had 18 carries for 122 yards with two touchdowns in the Brickies’ 45-14 win over Logansport.

Malachi Silmon of Marion tallied 23 carries for 122 yards and a score against East Noble.

Covenant Christian’s Micah Wilson recorded 19 rushes for 122 yards with three touchdowns in the Warriors’ 48-7 win over South Putnam.

In addition to running 16 times for 117 yards with a touchdown, Elkhart’s Derrick Woods caught seven passes for 130 yards with another score for the Lions against Merrillville.

Justin Marcellus of East Noble recorded 25 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown for the Knights against Marion.

Pioneer’s Ezra Lewellen ran 19 times for 102 yards in the Panthers’ 24-21 win over Andrean.

PASSING GRADES (Top quarterback performances)

Lafayette Central Catholic’s Clark Barrett completed 30-of-49 for 494 yards with four touchdowns and ran for a fifth score in the defending Class 1A state champion Knights’ 37-32 win over Winamac.

James Arnold of South Adams went 26-of-44 for 435 yards with five scores and ran six times for 53 yards and another touchdown in the Starfires’ 48-35 win over Southwood.

Alex Farr of Southwood completed 15-of-30 for 300 yards with three touchdowns and rushed 15 times for 42 yards and two more tallies for the Knights against South Adams.

Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ Carson Clark was 18-of-25 for 293 yards with four touchdowns in the Knights’ 36-17 win over Tipton.

Maxwell Milton of Heritage Christian went 24-of-38 for 289 yards with four scores for the Eagles against Western Boone.

In addition going 16-of-31 for 270 yards with two touchdowns, Garrett Yoon of Lawrenceburg raced 27 times for 162 yards with two scores in the Tigers’ 49-28 loss to Southridge.

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger’s Brenden Lytle went 17-of-25 for 258 yards with a touchdown and ran 15 times for 73 yards in the Saints’ 30-21 loss to Zionsville.

Along with completing 16-of-23 for 239 yards with four touchdowns, Westfield’s Maximus Webster ran 13 times for 77 yards and two scores in the Shamrocks’ 42-9 win over Homestead.

Gehrig Slunaker of Mount Vernon (Fortville) went 21-of-40 for 229 yards with a touchdown and ran for another tally for the Marauders against Indianapolis Roncalli.

Cameron Wiltfong of Elkhart was 14-of-29 for 229 yards with two scores against Merrillville.

Fort Wayne Concordia’s Brandon Davis went 13-of-25 for 221 yards with two touchdowns for the Cadets against Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.

J’uan Swanson of Indianapolis Ben Davis completed 15-of-25 for 201 yards with two touchdowns and ran 12 times for 49 yards and another score for the Giants against Carmel.

Kale Payne of Danville finished 13-of-20 for 201 yards with two scores against Sullivan.

Indianapolis Cathedral’s Nathan McCahill was 15-of-19 for 200 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 13 times for 79 yards for the Irish in their 39-6 win over Whiteland.

Carson Parmer of North Decatur completed 10-of-22 for 198 yards with three touchdowns for the Chargers against West Washington.

Merrillville’s Angel Nelson went 12-of-26 for 187 yards with a score against Elkhart.

Joe Cimino of Andrean completed 11-of-18 for 178 yards with a touchdown for the 59ers against Pioneer.

Homestead’s Nicholas Suddarth was 16-of-28 for 172 yards for the Spartans against Westfield.

Cameron Tilley of Castle completed 7-of-8 for 171 yards with three touchdowns and ran for two scores in the Knights’ 49-7 win over Jeffersonville.

Austin Frazier of Covenant Christian went 12-of-17 for 168 yards with a score against South Putnam.

Tipton’s Sam Edwards was 15-of-26 for 162 yards with a touchdown for the Blue Devils against Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.

Southridge’s Chase Taylor went 7-of-18 for 147 yards with a two touchdowns and rushed 17 times for 69 yards with another score for the Raiders against Lawrenceburg.

Maddix Bogunia-Bright of Mishawaka Marian was 11-of-13 for 130 yards and two scores in the Knights’ 56-0 blanking of Calumet.

Along with completing 4-of-10 for 121 yards with a touchdown, Roncalli’s Aidan Leffler ran 22 times for 97 yards with another tally against Mount Vernon (Fortville).

In addition to going 8-of-10 for 115 yards with a touchdown, Hobart’s Riley Johnston had 11 rushes for 166 yards with two scores against Logansport.

Josh Stone of Zionsville was 8-of-17 for 84 yards with two touchdowns and ran 10 times for 107 yards for the Eagles against Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

WHAT A CATCH (Top receiving performances)

Owen Munn of Lafayette Central Catholic had 12 receptions for 255 yards with two touchdowns against Winamac.

South Adams’ Drew Stutzman caught four passes for 162 yards with two touchdowns against Southwood.

Dawson Filip of Southwood hauled in five receptions for 132 yards with a score against South Adams.

Aiden Wanner of South Adams had five catches for 128 yards with two touchdowns against Southwood.

Fort Wayne Bishop Luers’ Krashaun Menson registered five catches for 130 yards with two touchdowns against Tipton.

Tyler Grossman of Fort Wayne Concordia hauled in seven receptions for 114 yards against Bishop Chatard.

Lawrenceburg’s Dahya Patel caught seven passes for 110 yards against Southridge.

Alex Byrd of North Decatur had two catches for 107 yards against West Washington.

Heritage Christian’s Reid Gerig hauled in eight passes for 106 yards with a score against Western Boone.

John Clampitt of Mooresville had four receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns against Evansville Central.

SPECIAL PERFORMERS (Top all-around performances on offense, defense, and special teams)

In addition to running 26 times for 215 yards with three touchdowns, Valparaiso’s Tommy Burbee returned a kickoff 88 yards for another score in the Vikings’ 35-14 win over Mishawaka

Zionsville’s A.J. Vinatieri converted what proved to be the game-winning 22-yard field goal with two seconds left against Bishop Dwenger.

Pioneer’s Addai Lewellen ran 21 times for 153 yards with a touchdown and came up the game-saving interception for the Panthers against Andrean.

Davonn Parker of Mishawaka had a 95-yard kickoff return for a score for the Cavemen against Valparaiso.

Winamac’s Russell Compton was 12-of-32 for 218 yards, ran 14 times for 45 yards with two touchdowns, and returned an interception 38 yards for another score for the Warriors against Lafayette Central Catholic.

Marian’s Greg Atkinson returned a punt 49 yards for a touchdown and also intercepted a pass against Calumet.

Along with catching five passes for 112 yards, Southridge’s Camden Gasser took a kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown against Lawrenceburg.

Carmel’s Baron Smith returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score against Ben Davis.

Jordan Atherton of Evansville Mater Dei converted field goals of 27, 34, and 37 yards in the Wildcats’ 16-6 win over Triton Central.

Andrean’s Nick Flesher had seven catches for 122 yards with a touchdown, an interception, and fumble recovery against Pioneer.

Mitchell Menting of Marian had a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown against Calumet.